Paula Kanne

Paula Kanne



A Senior Associate in the Corporate Group, Paula represents buyers and sellers in technology transactions, including complex commercial contracts, software licensing and cloud computing agreements.

Paula’s combined 18 years of legal experience in-house, at a law firm and across industries equipped her with the necessary expertise to provide high-quality work with a pragmatic approach.

On her spare time, Paula enjoys singing Bossa Nova.

Education & Admissions

William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 2015), 2014 Kirwin Professionalism Prize; Dean’s List

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) - Brazil (M.B.A. in Tax Law, 2005)

Centro de Ensino Superior Unificado de Brasilia - Brazil (J.D. Law, 2003), Vice-president and co-founder of Student Bar Association


  • Minnesota
  • Brazil
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • Fluent in Portuguese and English

News & Resources

Events & Speaking Engagements

Webinar Playback: Shareholder Proposals: Strategies and Tactics

Industries & Practices

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
Healthcare Transactions & Regulations
  • Blockchain & Digital Assets
  • Creative Industries
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Transactions & Regulations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Technology Commerce
  • Trademark, Copyright & Advertising

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Honorary Consul of Brazil in Minnesota (Aug 2017 – Present)
  • Director and Founder of the Brazil Minnesota Chamber of Commerce (Oct 2015 – Present)
  • Immigration Policy Advisor for Congressman Dean Phillips (Aug 2019 – Jan 2021)
  • Treasurer of the International Business Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association (Jun 2018 – Jun 2020)
  • American Heart Association Ambassador (Jun 2013 – Jun 2016)


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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2016-2018
  • Dorsey’s Scales of Justice Award, 2016 and 2018
Paula Kanne